Peru Restricts Access to Beaches as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

General Jorge Angulo, the head of the Lima Regional Police, stated that controls in beach areas will be carried out by the armed forces, police, and municipal surveillance and public security services from each district of the capital.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peruvian authorities have restricted entry to beaches to prevent them from "becoming new sources of infection" of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), General Jorge Angulo, the head of the Lima Regional Police, announced on Saturday, December 26th.

"The situation is marked by potential contagion and this is the reason, to prevent areas of high concentration from becoming new sources of infection," he said.

Angulo stated that controls in beach areas will be carried out by the armed forces, police, and municipal surveillance and public security services from each district of the capital.

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